Students camp out to prepare for the Zombie apocalypse
After spending 24 hours getting back to basics and learning survival skills, 14 students are now well prepared for the impending Zombie apocalypse.
The group of selected students camped out in Fermyn Woods on Saturday (May 26th) as part of the finale of the popular Zombie Survival club that has been run all term by Librarian Amy McKay.
In the scorching weather the students were taught new skills before bedding down for the night among the creepy crawlies and woodland animals.
Miss McKay said: “Activities including learning how to start and a build a fire, making a shelter, carving feather sticks and learning the basics of outdoor survival. They all behaved fantastically and had a great time exploring the woods.
“By Sunday lunchtime they were all exhausted, dirty, very smelly and ready to take on any invading zombies!”
To run the camp the Miss McKay teamed up with local survival expert Steve Thomas to put together the Bear Grylls type programme. CBA staff members Simon Smith and Christina Mangin also attended.
Chelsea Elms said: "It was amazing, my favourite bit was making the fire."
Carlton Ewen said: "My best bit was building a shelter to sleep in. It was difficult, but really good."
Students were selected based on their attendance and participation at the Zombie Apocalypse training.
As part of this students have had to research types of zombies, plan escape routes from various locations, source suitable hide-outs and prepare survival kits that are ready to grab when the 'zombie siren' eventually goes off. They have also read Zombie themed literature.
Miss McKay said: “The camp was about helping students to develop the practical survival skills to compliment the theoretical planning they've done. Over 50 students have taken part in the project so choosing just 14 was very difficult.”